Capcom has confirmed that the long-awaited sequel to their cult classic fantasy RPG Dragon’s Dogma is real and officially in development. This announcement was teased a few days ago by a website Capcom set up promising a “momentous celebration” for Dragon’s Dogma’s 10th anniversary.
In a stream commemorating the 10th anniversary since the first game’s release, returning director Hideaki Itsuno unveiled Dragon’s Dogma 2 wearing a T-shirt featuring the game’s logo. “Sorry to have kept you waiting,” Itsuno said. “Dragon’s Dogma 2 is currently in development. Everyone in the development team is hard at work creating a game that we hope you will enjoy. Please look forward to it!”
Despite the very long gap between sequels, Capcom has at least shown awareness of the original game’s fanbase. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has since received solid PC and Nintendo Switch ports, along with a so-so Netflix anime adaptation. While a decade is a long time to wait for news of an official sequel, it’s certainly something a lot of gamers have been looking forward to.
Aside from its likely content rating, we don’t know much about Dragon’s Dogma 2, including for how long it has been in development. Some recent leaks have advised that it will likely use the RE Game Engine, which Capcom has used for many of its recent titles. It will likely be some time before we get more information, such as a trailer or details on how its gameplay has evolved from the first one. We will have to await further details as its development proceeds to confirm more information about this much-anticipated title.